Curry Leaves Dosa

curry leaves dosa

Reading the contributions from the fellow Indian bloggers about spices from Mythili’sMistress of Spices” I was amazed to know so many things and started appreciating the value of spices in the quality of our everyday food and life. No wonder Ayurveda also celebrates the importance of spices and their combinations that balances our taste palette with different flavour and aroma in a healthy way. In my attempt to explore the precious spices and a recipe for Nandita’s Weekend Breakfast blog event, the first thing that flashed my memory is the curry leaves dosa my mom used to prepare. Right from the moment you start preparing the batter you could smell the sweet aroma of the curry leaves, which will linger in your mind throughout the day.

This dosa with the fresh young tender curry leaves bursts with full of flavour and aroma. Unlike other dosas this can be relished immediately after grinding.


Raw Rice – 1 cup

Parboiled Rice – 1 cup

Preferably young tender Curry Leaves – 1 cup (Can be increased up to 2 cups depending upon the intensity of curry leaves flavour you like)

Red chillies – 6

Black peppercorns – ½ tsp

Salt as per taste.



Step 1:

Wash and soak rice together for 2-3 hrs in luke warm H2O.

Grind together with young curry leaves, red chillies and black

peppercorns to dosa batter consistency.


Step 2:dosa

Mix salt and pour like rava dosa starting from outside towards the center.

A dosa pan with curved bottom will be more convenient.

Flip over and fry till both the sides are done.

You can gobble up this green dosa with spicy red molagapodi or coconut chutney.

Note: My mom suggests fermenting, for softer and tastier dosa 🙂

For medicinal values of the curry leaves and general information check out Sumitha’s article for Mistress of Spices event..

And if you are more interested and want to go a step further and grow your own curry leaf plant ..check out Indira’s article on this deciduous plant and tips to grow them.



17 Responses to “Curry Leaves Dosa”

  1. Paz Says:

    Very nice!


    Thanks for your constant encouragement Paz!! 

  2. Priya Says:

    mmm…the dosa looks wonderful…will give it a try soon 🙂

    Let me know how you liked it Priya!! 

  3. Priya J Says:

    I have never tasted cuury leaves dosa before, love the flavor of curry leaves, Shall try this one soon.

    Hi Priya just give a try, i am sure you would like it 

  4. Anupama Says:

    Hi there, came across to your blog today for the first time today and liked your curry leaves doda recipe. Just bought a bunch of curry leaves today and will definitely try your recipe.I am a newcomer to the world of blogging. Do come over to my blog too and tell me what you think of it.

    Dear Anupama welcome to the world of food blog. I am glad you liked the recipe. Btw i have been to your blog already and had left a comment for your homemade caramel custard. Quite interesting blog Anu, keep up the good work !! 🙂

  5. Puspha Says:

    Looks delicious.

    Thanks Pushpa!! 

  6. menutoday Says:

    Very good recipe. Thanx for sharing.

    Hope you would try it MT 🙂

  7. Sumitha Shibu Says:

    Hi Arsu!When I read the name curry leaf dosa,I knew this one is for me,i love the flavour of fried curry leaves and then I come across a link to my blog too…Thanks Arsu!

    Yes Sumitha this is a recipe for curry leaves lovers!! I am glad you love them too.

  8. BDSN Says:

    Hey!! I made coriander dosa in the same style but may be a few spices extra and the measurement of rice being more!!But otherwise same concept!! Anyway have fun!!

    Wow corriander dosa sounds fun too. Hope you would share the recipe BDSN!! 

  9. RP Says:

    Sounds very good!
    I think I am new to your blog. A big welcome and hi from me. 🙂

    Hi RP! Welcome to my Blog! Hope you would visit me often 🙂

  10. Linda Says:

    Hi Arsu,

    Curry leaves dosa sounds wonderful! Love the presentation, too. Thanks for sharing this 🙂

    Thanks Linda 🙂

  11. Sanjana Says:

    Very interesting curry leave and dosa. Wld like to try it ASAP. Must be very rich in minerals becos of the curry leaves. Thanks for sharing this unique dosa variety.
    Chk here for this traditional dosa variety – Ragi vella dosa:

  12. anusharaji Says:

    thats truly a wonderful recipe 😉

  13. anusharaji Says:

    hey luv the way u decorated that tree :))

  14. Jeena Says:

    Hi there, I like your blog! Nice recipe it looks yummy 🙂 Feel free to visit my blog too 🙂

    Click here for jeenas food recipe blog 🙂

  15. Paki Says:

    Good article. Do you know where I could purchase a curry leaf tree by mail?

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